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May. 30th, 2006

To the latest Irish novelist* who has just made huge and stupid generalisations about the "grim" northside of Dublin: fuck off. Also, buy a freaking map, or at least just, like, cross the Liffey once in a while because last time I looked, O'Connell Street was not surrounded by residential redbrick terraces, nor was it filled with prostitutes.

*I have to review her book, despite giving her second novel one of the nastiest reviews of my career back in my Tribune days

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clanwilliam
May. 30th, 2006 11:53 am (UTC)
But...but...but... its the NORTH SIDE! It's full of drug addicts and muggers and underage prostitutes and it's all absolutely terrifying! I mean, there is no safety between the Liffey and the airport, so form up a convoy and keep your tank doors locked!
daegaer
May. 30th, 2006 11:59 am (UTC)
A friend of mine teaches in Our Lady's in Templeogue, and the girls absolutely freaked out about going to the top of O'Connell St. They were convinced they'd be gangraped and murdered outside the Ambassador, or something.
clanwilliam
May. 30th, 2006 12:12 pm (UTC)
1992 Dublin Film Festival - got off the bus at Coolock to go to an event. I heard a voice behind me say, in absolute seriousness, "Oh my God, we're going to be stabbed".
daegaer
May. 30th, 2006 12:18 pm (UTC)
Argh!

Still, to even things up, my mother is convinced that razor gangs still stalk the mean streets of Rathmines.
leedy
May. 30th, 2006 12:07 pm (UTC)
When I was working in Dublin Castle, I remember a visiting (Irish) tour leader telling her American charges that it wasn't safe to go out after dark north of the Liffey....
alltheleaves
May. 30th, 2006 12:50 pm (UTC)
It sounds like the same person who wrote an American students' guide to London which told them to avoid the three following areas of London: Hackney, Harlesden and South London.
kyp78
Jun. 7th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
come on, the north side is not a jungle! Henry, Talbot and O'Connel are still decent place to live

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